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Making a Beautiful Console Table from an Antique
I’m fond of console tables with slender, curvy legs, as they’re versatile and add character to any room. Finding one in an antique shop for just £25 ($30) was a delight. However, this plain and unloved table needed some SollyJo magic!
The top of the Granite Console Table
The top deserved a faux granite look, and having honed this technique using Posh Chalk metallic pastes, I was eager to apply it to an actual furniture piece. The pastes’ thick consistency enables easy texture creation.
Preparing the Granite Console Table
First, I prepared the piece by cleaning, lightly sanding, and applying a thin coat of Caviar by Dixie Belle. Using metallic pastes in Dark Green and Black Carbon, I dabbed irregular patterns with a natural sponge, creating depth and intrigue. After smoothing the textures, a mottled green granite effect appeared. To add highlights, I applied Posh Chalk Green Fthathlo paste in select spots using the same technique.
Now to the body of the Console Table
With my trusty water mister, I blended Buttercream, Sawmill Gravy, and Sand Bar by Dixie Belle across the piece. The mister aids in blending, keeping paints fluid and allowing easy gliding. It also helps pigments transition smoothly for a rich blend
Time for some WoodUbend!
Next, I added WoodUbend Mouldings—unique elements with wood-like properties when cold. Heated, they become flexible, adhering to various surfaces like metal, glass, wood, and fabric. Designed to complement Posh Chalk coatings, they ensure stunning results for your crafting or furniture upcycling projects.
To enhance the plain back, I used a large WoodUbend appliqué, WUB 6046, pre-painted in Sea Glass, and adhered it to the center of the back panel. I also repainted WUB 2093 and placed it around the curvy legs’ top corners. Menadros trim, TR715, was painted in Sea Glass and applied under the drawers. WoodUbend X1008 served as hardware plates on the drawer fronts, and I added handles.
I sealed the piece with Posh Chalk Patina Extender wax, applied black wax for a vintage feel, and highlighted WoodUbend Mouldings with a Lemon Gold Posh Chalk mix.
The Finished Granite-Effect Console
This exceptional furniture upcycling project exceeded our expectations, transforming the original piece into a stunning console. Styled with minimal accents for photos, the console effortlessly complements any décor, showcasing its versatility and timeless appeal.
What do you think of this console? We’d love to hear from you!
Now, Let’s See What’s Happening over in the USA with Lexi Grenzer Art
Lexi Grenzer is one of our fabulous Brand Ambassadors for WoodUbend and Posh Chalk Interiors. Watch as she creates a beautiful pillow with Posh Chalk Stencil, Truly Posh. She is a talented artist who collaborates with many other companies to create fabric, stamps, & decoupage paper. If you want to see more of her work, please follow her link! https://www.youtube.com/@lexigrenzer6523
Here is list of items we used for the Console project
- WUB2093 replace with WUB2094A
- WUB6046 replace with WUB6084
- WUBX1008 replace with WUB1329.12
- TR715 replace with WUBTR720
- Posh Chalk Metallic Paste Green Fhthalo
- Posh Chalk Metallic Paste Dark Green
- Posh Chalk Metallic Paste Black Carbon
- Posh Chalk Pigment Lemon Gold
- Posh Chalk Pigment Infuser
- Posh Chalk Patina Extending Wax